Battle at the Barn V Attracts NASCAR and SPEED Television Personality

Nov 30, 2012

Des Moines, Iowa (December 1, 2012) – Toby Kruse, Founder and Promoter of the Annual Battle at the Barn indoor races held each January at the Jacobson Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, announced that he received an entry from NASCAR Nation Wide competitor and SPEED television personality, Kenny Wallace.

Kruse commented that he was approached by Wallace at Volusia County Speedway, during speed weeks in Daytona earlier this year, asking about the indoor race that features go-karts, motorcycles, three wheelers, four wheelers, and lawnmowers.  Wallace commented that he had never raced a go-kart and that that just might be fun.

While staying in touch with each other over the summer, Kruse now reports that Wallace finally confirmed last week that he would be coming to Des Moines with the intent to compete in several of the classes for go-karts.  In a recent tweet Wallace stated, “Made my mind up!  NO Chili Bowl "wife thinks I will die"...BUT Jan 25, 26 "Battle at the Barn V" Go Kart Race indoor Des Moines Iowa :)”  Wallace will pilot the #36 kart provided by Kody King Motorsports Icon Chassis.

With the announcement of Wallace’s entry, Kruse announced that a special race will be held on Friday night, “We will have a $200 to win 390 clone race on Friday night.  The top 12, 390 clones from practice times will go head to head for 12 laps for $200.  Wallace will be granted a provisional if he is not in the top 12during practice.  This will be the final event of the night on Friday, right after the open practice for all competitors”.  Kruse added, “It will be fun to see how well Kenny does against the best kart racers from across the nation.  In the karting world, our event has become the Daytona for karts”.

The 5th Annual Battle at the Barn will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 25th & 26th, 2013.  Friday doors will open at 12:00 noon with practice starting at 6:00 pm followed by the $200 to win, 390 clone – Wallace Challenge.  Doors open Saturday at 9:00 am with practice at 11:00 am, heat races at 1:30 pm and feature races starting at 7:00 pm.  Two day pit passes are $35, one day pit pass $20.  Friday grandstand tickets for adults and children 11 & up will be $5.  Saturday grandstand only admission will be $13 with children 10 and under admitted for free.  A special two day grandstand ticket will be available for only $15.

For additional information, contact Toby Kruse by phone at: 515-432-4703; by e-mail at: or log on at: